William & Mary to Conduct Emergency Siren Test on Wednesday

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william-and-maryThe College of William & Mary is planning to test its emergency notification system at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

William & Mary’s 120-decibel siren system is stationed above the Integrated Science Center, the William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue.

The emergency notification system also includes a mass-notification messaging system, an important part of the school’s safety protocols.

In addition to the siren test on Wednesday, students and faculty will receive an email that states a test is taking place. The email also includes information on how to access information and emergency notices, including the official school website and social media pages.

William & Mary conducts tests of its emergency notification system each semester.

In the case of a real emergency, the siren will sound and students and faculty will receive email, text or voicemail notifications providing more information about the situation.

Members of the local community can also stay up to date on emergency situations by checking the William & Mary Facebook page and Twitter account.